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Catholic Charities West Michigan
Catholic Charities West Michigan
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December’s Wee Difference: Catholic Charities West Michigan

Catholic Charities West Michigan serves 11 West Michigan counties in the Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Grand Rapids.

It is a community-based agency providing programs in Western Michigan, and offering a variety of services ranging from prevention and education to crisis intervention.

Throughout December, they offer many opportunities to remember the true spirit of the season and the joy of giving.

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Gilda's LaughFest
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Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids Offers Children’s Grief Program [Video]

When you buy a ticket to see your favorite comedian at any LaughFest event, the money stays here in the area, and is put to use by Gilda's Club Grand Rapids to put together programs that aid families going through the pains of having lost a loved one with cancer.

Thursday, November 20, is National Children’s Grief Awareness Day, and children who have lost a parent or sibling need support to work through the grieving process.

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, located at 1806 Bridge Street NW, will host programming for Children’s Grief Awareness tonight, Wednesday, November 19 beginning at 6 p.m.

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Free Pie For Grand Rapids!

And we're not talking just a slice, but a WHOLE PUMPKIN PIE!

If you help Michigan Blood replenish the blood supplies this holiday season, SpartanNash will reward you with a Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie.

There are plenty of reasons to give besides free pie, and I have a great story inside to inspire you to give the gift of life.

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Never Too Late: 81 Year Old Woman Sworn In As Girl Scout [Video]

81-year-old Marilyn Vleck of Nebraska always wanted to be a Girl Scout, but when she was younger, her family couldn’t afford the fee, so she had to put that dream on hold.

But she never gave up hope, and when it was clear she lived her entire life in line with the Girl Scout credo, Marilyn was given her badge.

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What Is A Veteran?

Veteran's Day will once again feature parades and fanfare for those who have served our country.

But the rest of the year, veterans seem to slip in among us and go about their daily business, even though what they did may have had a significant impact on their life and the lives of those around them.

This tribute seeks to rectify that.

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Things I Learned On the Internet This Weekend

With the time change and it getting colder and everything, I found myself online a bit more this weekend. Oh the things I learned.

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Wee Difference For November: Feeding America West Michigan [Video]

November is the month of Thanksgiving, a time for reflecting back in gratitude on the blessings that we have.

Many in West Michigan are blessed to have an organization like Feeding America (the West Michigan Food Bank) in our community, helping to feed those on the margins.

If you have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, maybe you can lend a hand to those who are struggling.

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Kid Wants to be Vending Machine For Halloween; Dad Makes It So

There's a world of great Halloween costume ideas out there, but when an enterprising young dad took on his boy's challenge to make him a vending machine costume, it's clear we have an early leader in the best Halloween costume contest.

And besides, after Halloween is over, the kid can stand in our break room and make tons of coin feeding me Pop Tarts.

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High School Student Fights Back Against Bullying with Positivity, Gets In Trouble (Video)

Caitlin Prater-Haacke, a high school student in Airdrie, Alberta, was bullied a few weeks ago on Facebook.

Someone posted on her page telling her to die. Pretty brutal.

But instead of responding in a negative way, Caitlin did just the opposite.

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Legendary Dodge Brothers’ Spirit Lives on in ‘Ballroom –- They Dreamed Big’ Campaign [Video]

A century after Michigan native John and Horace Dodge created the Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company, their spirit lives on in a new advertising campaign being launched today in television spots for the 2015 Dodge Challenger.

The cinematic "Ballroom –- They Dreamed Big" is the first ad in a series capturing the spirit and passion the Dodges had for making great cars and how that vision is still driving the Dodge brand.

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Jojo’s Citizens of the Day: Iowa Couple Sympathizes with Overworked Waiter [Video]

The woman who posted on Facebook about the overworked waiter at restaurant in Iowa has been found, and tells her tale in an interview.

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Wee Difference for October: Safe Haven Ministries

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

With that in mind, 98.7 WFGR has named Safe Haven Ministries, of Grand Rapids, as its Wee Difference charity for the month of October.

Since 1990, Safe Haven has been helping women and children find freedom from domestic violence.

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